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Bourbon Women Night 2016 – Handpicked Single Barrel

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Bourbon Women Night is an opportunity to taste bourbon and network with the women of the spirits industry. Sample from a selection of 50+ spirits and discover new favorites from all over the country. From Rhine Hall’s locally made brandy to George Dickel’s Tenessee Rye Whiskey to Angel’s Envy port barrel aged whiskey, it is a unique tasting experience. In anticipation of this year’s Bourbon Women Night, we’re excited to announce a few highlights. But first, save the date!

 

Bourbon Women Night

Binny’s Lincoln Park

Thursday, March 17th
6:00-8:00pm

 

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Bourbon Women Night Binny's

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Cider Summit Chicago 2016 Presented by Binny’s

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Join us at the fourth annual Cider Summit Chicago , the largest ever tasting of artisanal ciders from around the world. It’s at the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier. You’ll get to meet cidermakers, sample from a selection of 90+ ciders and taste awesome food. We’ll be there to chat… so be sure to stop by the table with the big Binny’s banner. Who knows, maybe we’ll have surprises. More info after the jump.

 

Cider Summit

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Kahlua Holiday Gift Wrapping Event

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Stressed about holiday shopping? De-stress with Kahlua at this two-day event. Bring your unwrapped presents (limit 2 per customer) to Binny’s Bolingbrook, and have them wrapped while you indulge in brownies, coffee, candy and Kahlua holiday cocktails. Mrs. Claus is bringing Kahlua’s elves to wrap your presents in a Kahlua airstream. You’ll also have a chance to win swag, prizes and more!

 

Kahlua Gift Wrapping Blog

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Holiday Cooking with Don Q Rum

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John Meisler, Executive Chef and Global Brand Ambassador for Serralles USA is making his way around to a few Binny’s locations to share his classic New Orleans style cooking. Chef Meisler is known for his iconic recipes that he makes with Don Q Rum. This year, he is going to whip up a few different recipes that you can learn how to make for your holiday dinners, including cocktails to pair.
 

Don Q Cooking Demos John Meisler

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Black Friday 2015: Goose Island BCBS Release

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UPDATED 11/10/15 — Vintage BCBS info!

UPDATED 11/17/15 — Bloomington and Champaign info.

UPDATED 11/19/15 — Goose Island Bourbon County Snifters.

UPDATED 11/25/15 — Goose Island Bourbon County Prices.

 

Ah, November. The month of mustaches, cold weather, unlimited stuffing and – of course – the ultimate shopping day. We say this every year, but Goose Island has outdone themselves with an even better lineup of barrel-aged beers than ever, and an eventful Black Friday planned for beer lovers in Chicago. Binny’s locations across Chicagoland will all release Bourbon County Brand Stout when doors open on Friday, November 27, with the grandest release of them all right next door to the Goose Clybourn brewpub at our Lincoln Park location. Here’s what you need to know:

 

Goose Island BCBS 2015

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Skinnygirl Tasting with Bethenny Frankel

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Update: Click here for photos.

 

Binny’s Oak Brook is ending a week long one-year anniversary celebration with reality television personality, talk show host, author, and Skinnygirl founder Bethenny Frankel. Come out to sample from the Skinnygirl line up, grab an autographed bottle and pose for a photo with Bethenny. Click here to see how we’re celebrating our one year anniversary in Oak Brook!
 

Binny’s Oak Brook
Saturday, October 10th
11:00am – 12:30pm

 

Bethanny Frankel Binny's Skinny Girl

 

Visit our events page for info on upcoming tastings and fun happenings at your local Binny’s.


A Champagne Toast with Joe Maddon

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Have you heard? Binny’s is the official Champagne provider of the Chicago Cubs and we want to celebrate their fantastic season with you! Join us and Cubs Manager Joe Maddon for a Champagne toast to the team’s winning season, with 152 home runs, and counting! Enjoy your favorite ballpark cuisine with a gourmet twist, and toast with knock-it-out-of-the-park Champagne like Veuve Clicquot, Moet & Chandon, Dom Perignon, Ruinart and Krug.

 

Joe Maddon Binny's

 
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JR Ewing Bourbon Tasting with Dallas Star Linda Gray

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Meet actress Linda Gray, star of the classic TV show Dallas, and get your bottles of J.R. Ewing Private Reserve Bourbon autographed. Every batch of J.R. Ewing bourbon is aged four years in newly charred American oak barrels and is carefully handcrafted to maintain notes of caramel, toasted vanilla and light fruit flavors. We’re just happy J.R. was willing to share his bourbon with all of us. Who knew payback from JR could actually be a good thing?

 

Binny’s Oak Brook
Thursday, October 1st
4:00-6:00pm

 

Binny’s Willowbrook
Thursday, October 1st
7:00-9:00pm

 

Linda Gray JR Ewing Bourbon Binny's

 

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8th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest Winners Recognized

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Wow – where do we begin?! This year, we accepted 75 entries and the top 17 were judged by beer legend and Boston Beer co-founder, Jim Koch. We were blown away by the incredible homebrew entries and had a blast drinking some delicious Sam Adams beers with Jim Koch. Congratulations to Jon Weaver for brewing a professional quality Kolsch that won him two tickets to the Great American Beer Festival and to all of the homebrewers who placed or took the time to handcraft and homebrew their entries for the 8th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest sponsored by Samuel Adams. Winners and photos below. See you next year!

 

Jim Koch Binny's

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